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Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
at all about church and you go in and there on the pope and the come union table or the alter the color has been purple. and it was about the coming of royalty. now in the past couple of decades people most churches are shifting over to royal blue for lint. lint is fasting. advent becoming more a season of the anticipation of the coming of the light of christ with the advent wreath we talked about. so purple or blue. and then our christmas eve you go to white. >> okay. i think that is good. i think i got some blue for the first time. i was surprise my congregation with blue. now when we get down to those four sundays of preparation. why was it four sundays? why not go into christmas? >> well, it was just in some ways made up. but the basic movement of it was christmas was originally celebrated in the east in the orthodox church because we have to remember there is the catholic west and the orthodox east on january 6th. and january 6th was the baptism of the lord as well as the birth date and so they combined these things and then during the coming of the western church, things began to
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